Practical Nursing

Practical Nursing students.
  • Practical nurses perform hands-on patient care in a high-demand occupation. This program prepares students to work as a practical nurse in such places as homecare agencies, nursing homes, physicians’ offices, hospitals and healthcare clinics. Students learn through classroom, lab and clinical experiences. After the successful completion of Basic Skills, students will sit for the New York state Nurse Aide Certification Test to earn a certificate as a Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA). Phase two of the program includes Medical-Surgical Nursing and Specialty Areas (Reproductive Health, Mental Health and Pediatrics), with continued lab and clinical experience. Upon successful completion of the program, students are eligible to sit for the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX). Upon successful completion, students will be issued a CiTi Certificate of Completion.

    • SOC (Standard Occupational Classification) Code: 29-2061
    • U.S. Department of Labor:
    • HEGIS Code 5209.20
    • COE approved program


  • Admissions Requirements: 

    • Completed application with two professional references
    • Passing score on the KAPLAN pre-entrance exam
    • 250-word essay
    • HS Diploma or equivalent required
    • College transcripts, if prior attendance
    • Up-to-date physical and immunization records
    • COVID vaccine required
    • Valid CPR card
    • Students must provide their own stethoscope, watch, white shoes, medical scissors and medical flashlight pen
    • Computer with camera and Internet access are highly recommended
    • If you have ever been convicted of a misdemeanor or felony or have charges pending against you for professional misconduct, contact the NYSED Office of Professions at prior to enrollment to determine your eligibility to receive a license. Questions pertaining to moral character may hamper your ability to obtain a nursing license even if you have passed all Practical Nursing classes and the NCLEX.
    • Interview

Course Information

  • Tuition: $13,810 (Includes E-books, supplies, NYS Nurse Aide Certification Test fee and uniforms. Tuition also covers the NCLEX Exam Fee.)

    Application Fee: $75 non-refundable application fee required  

    Start Date: 8/28/23

    Application Deadline: 7/24/23

    Program Length: 1,200 hours

    Schedule: M-F, 8 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. (class/lab) for approximately 11 months, Clinical hours are generally M-F, 6:45 a.m. - 3 p.m.

    Instructors: Elizabeth Rice, MSN RN Olivia Dowdle, BSN RN, Wilmer Estevez, MS in Medical Technology RN, Ashley Sidman, BSN RN

    Completion Rate: 90%*

    Job Placement Rate: 88%*

    Licensure Exam Pass Rate: 100%

    *CiTi data for 2021-2022 program year

    Location: CiTi Mexico Campus

    179 County Rt 64, Mexico, NY 13114 

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  • "I felt confident enough to enter into the accelerated BSN program through Le Moyne College and St. Joe's nursing progrem because of my time at CiTi. I have also accepted a job at St. Joe's on their materity floor. The LPN program at CiTi prepared me so incredibily well, especially with how it was taught. I am confident saying I never would have gotten here without you all." - Rose Margaret, alumna

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